Yudha Sandy was born in 1982 and lives and works in Yogyakarta. He mostly works with graphic art and hardboard cut to visualise his emotions, opinions and ideas, drawing on his personal life as the source of inspiration. Nowadays, he is active in the Mulyakarya community, which publishes alternative visual art works of independent artists in Yogyakarta.
In his work on the Pentagonal Icositetrahedron Yudha Sandy wants to stress that humans and nature are inseparable, with nature providing the resources needed for human beings to survive. In the modern-day era, however, he feels that humans tend to treat nature carelessly, manipulating and changing the environment to strengthen their egos. Nature is altered in order to meet man’s perception of ‘beauty’, disregarding and destroying the innate beauty of nature itself. The work – a reference to both natural disaster Hurricane Sandy as well as the artist’s name – shows that if nature and human beings are not in harmony, chaos ensues.